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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With nearly 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
November 1, 2014
Allied Valve, Inc.
Baseload Power Generation Parts & Services, LLC
Enderlin High School
Fort Berthold Housing Authority
G-Style Transport LLC
Harris, Patrick
Intermountain Electric
Northern Tier Oil Transport
Precision Automation
Precision Machine
Univar Oil & Gas
 
Renewing Members as of 
November 1, 2014
Ameripride Services  Inc
Belle Fourche Pipeline
Bismarck Transition Center
Black Gold Consulting
Blasting Solutions, Inc.
Bourgault Industries
Burke Divide Electric
City of Grand Forks
Community Contractors, Inc
Connole & Somerville Plumbing Heating & AC Inc
Consolidated Construction
Dakota Staffing Solutions
Devils Lake Public Schools
Elim Homes Inc
Enderlin High School
Fort Berthold Housing Authority
Forum Communications Co.
Grand Forks Park District
G-Style Transport LLC
Harris, Patrick
In & Out Oilfield Services
Intermountain Electric
JE Transport
Kemper Construction
M J Dalsin Company, Inc.
Mandan Public School District
Mechanical & Ceramic Solutions
Medora Transport Corporation
MMI Excavation
Mongoose Trucking & Hot Shot
ND Association Of Builders
Nemont Telephone
Noble Casing Inc
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.
Northern Tier Oil Transport
Para-Corp Medical Management
Pump Systems LLC
Schumacher Transportation
Simplex Grinnell
Sletten Excavating
S-O-S, Inc.
Stanley Community School
Storms Construction Inc.
Sun Electric
Susag Sand & Gravel, Inc.
T & T Transport
Trail King Industries
Train ND (Williston State College)
Triple A Construction
Unity Medical Center
Univar Oil & Gas
USDA Natural Resources Conser.
 


 


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Ebola Seminars Offered Across North Dakota

November 25, 2014 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of November 16 there have been 15,145 worldwide cases of Ebola reported, resulting in 5,420 deaths. Only four cases were reported in the United States resulting in one death.

The North Dakota Safety Council is hosting three seminars in North Dakota to help business owners and residents better understand what Ebola is and how it’s transmitted, signs and symptoms and how to handle Ebola concerns in the workplace.

Representatives from the North Dakota Safety Council, Sanford Health and the ND Department of Health will be on hand to present information and take questions.

Seminars will take place in three cities across North Dakota:

  • Dickinson - Tuesday, December 9 – Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic – 8 am to 9:30 am.
  • Bismarck - Tuesday, December 9 – North Dakota Safety Council – 3:30 pm to 5 pm.
  • Fargo - Friday, December 12 – Dakota Medical Foundation – 8 am to 9:30 am.

The seminars are free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register, or call (800) 932-8890.


Hess, NDSC Partner to Offer Free Driver Safety Training in Tioga
 
November 24, 2014 - Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for drivers between the ages of 14 and 24. To help prevent teen driver fatalities in Tioga, the North Dakota Safety Council and Hess Corporation are partnering to provide free driver safety training to students at Tioga High School, Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Alive at 25 is a 4.5 hour Defensive Driving Course designed to reduce traffic related injuries and fatalities for young drivers. The course focuses on behaviors, decision-making, and unique risks these drivers face every time they get behind the wheel. Thanks to special grant funding provided by Hess Corporation, the NDSC will be providing this training, free of charge, to 65 juniors and seniors in Tioga.
 
"The goal of our partnership is to ensure these students receive access to training that could potentially save their life. We believe Alive at 25 is the right training to accomplish that goal," says Terry Weaver, NDSC Traffic Safety Coordinator.
 
To learn more about Alive at 25, go to www.ndsc.org or call Terry Weaver at (701) 223-6372.


Workers Compensation: Managing Prescription Painkiller Misuse
Free 60-Minute Webinar

 
November 24, 2014 - Prescription painkillers are frequently prescribed to treat injured workers, often increasing costs and delaying recovery. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, prescription painkillers account for 25% of the total pharmacy spend and 35% or greater for workers compensation claims over three years old.
 
During this free webinar, the National Safety Council will share the latest research on the impact of prescription painkillers. Register today for this free webinar to: 
  • Discover how painkiller use may be impacting your workers compensation claims
  • Briefly review major opioid guidelines’ recommendations
  • Learn the secrets to monitoring prescription painkiller misuse in your workers compensation claims data
  • Find out what providers and payers are doing to address prescription painkillers

Click here to register now.


Registration is now open for the
NDSC’s 42nd Annual Safety & Health Conference
 
November 18, 2014 - Please join us February 3-5, 2015, at the Bismarck Event Center for the largest safety event in this region! Network with more than 1,000 workers whose one goal is to protect North Dakota's workers from injury and death. You’ll learn how to motivate your team, develop leaders, inspire change and communicate more effectively. On top of that, choose from more than 75 technical courses to increase your knowledge and skills.
 
Start your day Tuesday, February 3 with an inspiring message from Keynote David Horsager, a business strategist and author of the national bestseller, The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and 8 Pillars to Build it Yourself. David’s session will focus on the role trust plays in safety leadership and effective safety programs. Learn more about David at http://www.davidhorsager.com/.
 
Wednesday's keynote is Bruce Christopher. Bruce is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience as a speaker, trainer and consultant. He will ensure you’re laughing while learning how men and women think, speak and make decisions differently. Learn more about Bruce at  http://bcseminars.com.
 
Plus, there are an additional eight Pre-Conference Sessions Monday, February 2 and we’ll be giving out two prestigious awards during the Ceremony of Champions Closing Session.
 
To learn more about our event, check out our event website or review our 2015 Conference Brochure. Then, register by January 9 to save up to $50 off your registration!


Course Aims to Prepare Drivers
for North Dakota Winter
 
November 11, 2014 – An average of 7,130 people are killed in winter weather crashes every year. To educate drivers on proper winter weather driving techniques, the NDSC is hosting six winter driver safety courses across the state.
 
The Adverse Weather Driving Course makes a great refresher for experienced drivers and is an eye-opener for those who are new to North Dakota’s roads. Key topics include: how to reduce your risk and make better driving decisions; top factors that cause crashes in adverse weather; types of roads and how weather affects them; and vehicle types and winter preparation for when bad weather strikes.
 
The Adverse Weather Driving Courses will be held in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Williston in early December. Click here for a course schedule and to get registered! For questions, call (800) 932-8890 or email ndsc@ndsc.org.
 

CPWR Translates Safety Materials Into Spanish

November 14, 2014 - The Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR) is now offering several of its resources in Spanish.

The Spanish-language hazards alert cards address topics such as silica, trenches and aerial lifts. In addition, three animated videos chronicle true stories about a fatal trench collapse, a ladder fall and an electrocution, as well as provide guidance on how to prevent similar incidents.

Other training materials – including "The Day Laborers' Health and Safety Workbook" and the "Trainer's Companion Guide" – and resources for a four-hour hazard communication course – also are available.

More than 2 million Latinos work in the U.S. construction industry, CPWR notes in a press release. Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers rose 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


NDSC Conference Certificates Available

Certificates of Attendance are available for the NDSC's 2014 Safety & Health Conference. To acquire a copy of your certificate, please contact Serena Schmit at SerenaS@ndsc.org.
 


News You Can Use

 

Contact your elected officials to support federal workplace safety funding

November 21, 2014 - As Congress works to fund the federal government through next September, it is important that members of Congress hear from constituents about the importance of funding federal workplace safety programs.

NIOSH seeks feedback on Total Worker Health program
November 21, 2014 - In an effort to bolster its wellness initiative, known as Total Worker Health, NIOSH has proposed a National Occupational Research Agenda for the program.

OSHA issues scaffold fact sheets
November 21, 2014 - Two new fact sheets from OSHA aim to protect workers who design and erect tube and coupler scaffolds.

OSHA video highlights upcoming changes to reporting requirements
November 21, 2014 - A Nov. 14 video from OSHA details upcoming changes to employers' incident reporting requirements.

NFPA: Firefighter injuries exceeded 65K in 2013
November 21, 2014 - More than 65,000 firefighters were injured in the line of duty in 2013, according to a report from the National Fire Protection Association.

BLS issues corrected injury and illness data
November 21, 2014 - The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Nov. 14 released injury and illness data for 2011 and 2012 to correct previously disclosed data processing errors.

OSHA's confined spaces in construction rule under OMB review
November 21, 2014 - OSHA's final rule on confined spaces in construction is being reviewed by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The review is one of the final steps required before OSHA can formally publish the rule.

 


The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.